Floating Duck

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  1. Floating Duck

    do big race boats depreciate?

    $/smiles you can't beat a trailerable boat. Mono or multi. If only because you don't have the marina fees... Of course if you have a waterfront home with a dock you also don't have marina fees and can therefore rationalize almost any boat. See, it's all relative. Can you tell I'm not a millionaire?
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Screw it, be the first one... THREE WHEELS!
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    I hate to ask but... how many freedom dollars ($$$) does one of these puppies tend to go for? (Ranges are fine if you don't want to disclose that incredible deal you got...)
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    Single mission or multiple mission boats

    Something that I try to get through new boat owners heads' is that they should critically think about THEIR mission. Are you actually going to go sailing around the world, or would an 18ft dinghy be a much better choice? Problem is most of us can convince ourselves of anything and tend to make decisions on what we might do, as opposed to what we are probably going to do. One very important detail and caveat however... Missions change over time! I lived aboard for half a decade on a perfectly fine Hunter 37. Then I threw some racing sails on and it was perfectly fine as a racer/cruiser. Then I wanted more space and more speed so instead of buying a tiny 40 or 50 foot boat... I bought a house!... and now I'm in the market for a single purpose boat to haul ass in the next R2AK and go hardcore camping while I'm still invisible (young). I look forward to the next time my mission changes yet again and I go shopping for a beautiful condomaran.
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    It's fantastic to hear about these real world experiences with water ballast on a multihull. Perhaps not as fancy or optimal as you-know-who's favorite topic (foils), but MUCH cheaper and easier to live with on a boat for us regular Joe's. I've always been a huge proponent of it, but only "theoretical" discussions seem to abound the internet.
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    Older fast Aus multies

    Makes more sense to sail with the leeward´╗┐ board up. Yes but Australia is not very common sense now is it.
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    Around the World on a craigslist 3k Cal 27

    Well... What else is there to say? We have discussed everything about these types of catastroph... Voyages in the past. Let's just patiently wait for the grand finale. I hope the grand finale includes footage.
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    To Foil or not to Foil, that is the question

    Yes. It's a function of both. Basically, the ride height is controlled by the amount of vertical lift that you have - which is created by area * speed * angle of attack (ie rake)... Thankfully this equation is not too complicated as you can really only control rake. Long story short, you want to ride as close to the water as possible but without touching it. How this is achieved is the tricky bit... If it's choppy out and light winds, you need more rake as you won't have the speed to create lift and need to be higher off the water so you don't clip all the waves. If it's flat water and heavy winds you need minimum rake as you'll have speed If you haven't achieved god-status as a foiling sailor yet you need more rake so you can be higher off the water which gives you a bit of wiggle room before you go down the mine. Of course being higher will make you slower, but that is a good thing for when you inevitably mess something up... You can change the rake by a variety of ways (actually adjusting the foils, moving your body fore and aft, launching off a wave into the stratosphere...).
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    Corsair Pulse 600

    It looks like there are currently 6 Pulses for sale in the US... and to my eye these have been the same exact ones that have been up for sale for a while. Are the prices, in the mid $30's, still too high for this little model? Seems like trying to resale one of these might be a chore... https://www.yachtworld.com/boats-for-sale/make-corsair/model-pulse-600/region-northamerica/sort-price:asc/?price=15000-38000
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    To Foil or not to Foil, that is the question

    Try to also bring an action camera with you on the water. You already spent the big bucks on the thing, another couple hundo could help you analyze after the fact (and provide US with much needed entertainment, very important).
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    Reefing a Multihull

    This seems to be the answer you might have been searching for all along sir. Now the question is, how much do you bear away? A little? A lot? A little lot?
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    Dreamin' and window shopping

    Anything by Lagoon or FP for sure, those things are COMFY plus it doesn't matter how much shit you bring along they are slow from the get go anyways. Just wait for all the millennial vloggers to put theirs up for sale and you'll find a deal I'm sure.
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    Looking for 25-27 ft phrf rocket...

    The Melges marketing team have it as a 2-3 person family-friendly day sailor... Which in reality requires 4-5 serious sailors who all know what they are doing and are relatively fit to pull the strings without winches under full load. Plus PHRF can't rate boats that have such different upwind/downwind speeds (no single number handicap system can).
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    AC45F Lux for sale

    Shhhhhhhhh